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Kanhangad, 23kms south east of Kasargod is famous for two ashrams namely Anandashram and Nityanandashram. Founded in 1931 by Swami Ramdas and Mother Krishnabai, endearingly called papa and mataji, Anandashram is about 5kms from Kanhangad in the Mangalore-Shornur sector of southern railway. This internationally renowned spiritual centre housed in a serene atmosphere offers a quiet, peaceful ambience best suited for meditation and spiritual studies.

The main ashram building is on an elevated hilly spot. With in the ashram compound, there is a Bhajan hall, a satsang hall, samadhi mandirs, a book stall and an information center. To the new visitors, the information center illustrate a video giving a general idea about the Ashram and its activities. There is also a small beautiful circular garden with a flag post atop which flutters the Ashram insignia with the holy Ram Nam printed on it.

The relics of the beloved papa and the holy ashes of papa and pujya mataji are preserved in a beautiful silver box in a small room of the ashram called 'shrine'. It is kept over a marble platform along with the marble replicas of their holy feet. The walls of the shrine are adorned with pictures of papa, mataji and their parents. The daily routine at the ashram begins at 5.00a.m with Vishnu Sahasranamam, followed by several offerings and closes with Arati at 12.30p.m. The afternoon session starts at 2.00p.m with Ram Nam, followed by Hare Rama, Hanuman Chalisa, Bhajans and concludes at 9.30 p.m. with Arati.
Contact : 
Anandashram P.O., Kanhangad 671531. Dist. Kasaragod
Phone : 0467-2203036, 2209477, 2207403
E-mail : Contact I , Contact II

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